How To Fix ‘d3dx9_43.dll missing’ Error In Windows 7

If you are getting an error that ‘d3dx9_43.dll is missing’ while starting an application in Windows 7 :

directx error 001

Follow the following steps to fix it:

1. Go to Microsoft’s website to get ‘DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer‘.

Click ‘Download’ to download the ‘dxwebsetup.exe’ file.

2. Execute the downloaded ‘dxwebsetup.exe’ file and it will download and install the optional DirectX components.

Click ‘Finish’ when done. Try running your application now, the ‘d3dx9_43.dll is missing’ error will not appear again.

  1. Vishal Kataria says:

    guyzzz yr my demon tools are not installing my display shows “this format is not supported” than what should i do in this case…?? can any1 knw???

  2. Guilherme (Brazil) says:

    Thank u so much!
    This really helped me! 😉

  3. osama says:

    another way to solve this problem:

    download d3dx9_43.dll file

    and put it in game directory or in “c:windowssystem32” folder

  4. osama algendy says:

    another solution is to download d3dx9_43.dll
    and replace it in “C:WindowsSystem32” folder
    then the error will disappear ..

  5. Garion Turner says:

    Saw the same tutorial on another site so tried it but had no luck, but thanks to this one giving a direct link at the top to the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer, I managed to do it again, only this time properly, I am now very happy to say I can play Morrowind GOTY even I it refuses to acknowledge my joy-pad’s thumbstick’s existence :L Again, many thanks to the website and finder of the solution 🙂 happy Garion

  6. Aya says:

    thaaanks 🙂 ..

  7. nasim says:

    it is not showing the error again but the screen goes black for a second and the game is not going to start. please help and the game is resident evil operation raccoon city.

  8. daniel says:

    thanks a lot i can play world of tank!..yes

  9. kelana says:

    thank you Sir. it works. now i can play smash cars & skydrift 🙂

  10. VEERESH says:

    im geting ‘cabinet file error ‘in fifa13 directx

  11. VEERESH says:

    while opening in fifa13 im geting ,an error in directx it is not installing and showing error as’cabinet file eror and not trusted’

  12. samp Server says:

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    Das ist echt super fuer mich!

  13. sudhakar says:

    Admin- my direct x setup runs and says time left is 1hr and so and i waited later it started installing components and then crash and promp a message some cabinet stuff missing ….to play COD 🙁

  14. ahmad says:

    thanks lot its very useful

  15. yashraj says:

    it really helped to disappear but now my game doesnt starts

  16. koko says:

    the error doesn’t come out anymore but the game doesn’t work 🙁

  17. pheonex says:

    thanks the dx9x-34 is work

  18. pidam says:

    I cannot install the directx components. A pop up box said that ” A cabinet file neccessary for installation cannot be trusted. Please verify the crypthographic services are enable and the cabinet file certificate is valid”…..What is that mean?

    • Drian says:

      Have the Same problem as you..

      How can this be fixed, Admin?
      Please Help!


  19. NgocMai says:

    Opps! It works! Thanks a lot XXXXXXXXX

  20. sheeptar says:

    thx it worked with 🙂 -WoT

  21. Ayush says:

    thanks it works

  22. Omar says:

    Thanks a lot. Its work 100%!!!!!!!!
    highly recommended!

    • pheonex says:

      hai admine i have i problem in the games the witcher 2 assasins of kings wen i clik in the games he tell me isdone.dll not found help

  23. Fred says:

    After the installation it said that i may not have been installed correctly and that I could try to reinstall, i did, and this time it said installation failed.

  24. hahawkwkheehe says:

    thanks! its very useful. finally i could play Limbo on W7


  25. dfssds says:

    it didn’t work, i got an error saying that my cabinet file isn’t trusted or something like that

  26. haru-chan says:

    thanks ! it works ! 😀

  27. santosh says:

    thanx to giving the solution for this problem

  28. Ahmad says:

    Thank you very much.
    Worked for me too

  29. Whiteburbia says:

    Worked for me. Thank you very much.

  30. Ahhh says:

    I downloaded the file and when I run it, it gets stuck at the ‘Initializing’ stage.. Then after a while, it comes up with a message saying something about not being able to download the file, try again later.. Please help

  31. iAm says:

    The instructions are clear and easy to follow! Thank you!

  32. it says:

    it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    goooog. that s goooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

  33. irina sohcona says:

    thank you very much, greatful help!:)

  34. ebay says:


    thank you Allah,
    thank you Admin for your great solution

  35. ahmad nusantara says:

    alhamdulillah..thanks for the solution..

  36. Gee says:

    OMG! it worked. thank you so very much! you’re a genius!

  37. LIMB0GAM3R says:

    I installed it, but it did not work… =C and i tried to install the game LIMBO after the Direct X thing… still does not work. i see only a blackscreen when i open the game! please help me with this problem

  38. David says:

    Hey um, I click run and nothing happens, it just closes itself out and no install thing pops up, what should i do?

  39. Tomas says:

    Tank you very much i have had the issue with dll’s for a long time and im glad i found this site. i will continue to seek help here if i have a problem…

    thank you.. 🙂

  40. msk says:

    hey admin..u r a pro dude…….the guz like u are very helpful
    this was the main problem i had and it is all right now


  41. lyhao says:

    thanks very much….i really work for game pes 2011

  42. Alex, PC Guru says:

    I’d like to say: Thanks A LOT! Your advice was exactly what I needed. I wish there were more people as knowledgable as you are, Admin.

    All the best!


  43. S@M says:

    Thanxxx a lot…..4 ur solution……

  44. Kati says:

    This still didn’t work, it said that it couldn’t be installed due to directx or something

  45. Gordon says:

    Can you download the updates without the web installer?

  46. Miles says:

    Thank you very much for providing clear and easy-to-follow instructions for this problem!


    Miles 🙂

  47. psbsp says:

    Hi dear admin
    I,ve install direct x 10 but stuill i have an error with this subject: ” d3dx9_43.dll was not found reinstall to fix problem”
    I,v install a game. tanks a lot for your answering.

  48. Marko says:

    why I can not download ‘DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer‘ from Microsoft’s website?

  49. Ashraf says:

    thanks a lot
    it works after very hard search

  50. Darkknight888 says:

    thank u so works

  51. MarkoB says:

    While I instal it dont show me d3dx9_43.dll error but still can’t open PES 11

  52. asd says:

    yhanks it really works

  53. nic says:

    it removed the thing is missing but now the game just like immediantly screws up and makes your mouse dissapear and then u needa go to task manager to get it working

  54. AK Mukthar says:

    Thanks a lot buddy. worked perfectly as u mentioned. KUDOS for u 🙂